REBEL shows Aman Ra’s greatest chops is still his gritty & guttural side – especially when he’s fighting societal expectations and elevating the prestige of budak flats.
If you’re a huge R&B fan in the local scene, Emir Hermono should already be a familiar name. Doesn’t matter if you were exposed to him through alextbh or just happened to be well-versed about the Indonesian R&B scene, Emir Hermono has been the purveyor of emotional electro-soul since 2016, crossing the straits and collaborating with Malaysian and Indonesian artists. In honor of his upcoming performance at Good Vibes Festival again this year (21 – 22 July), we got to talk to Emir about his love for Matchbox Twenty, his time as a university lecturer or how the Papua scene has made him who he is today.
The realm of satire is no stranger to Haikal Idris as he returns with Muzakir Xynll, with yet another parody titled, “I’M MALAY”.
My first exposure to hip-hop was a comedic skit (I think it was either Senario or Ah-Ha). The scene was using Too Phat‘s Anak Ayam Freak to the Beat, specifically the ya-aw-aw’s that were playing throughout the track.
Hip hop was a mere caricature.